We remain bewildered as to what would have happened to this country if it were bereft of buffoons. At least no entertainment. Just imagine what would have then entertained “we the people”? This would have been really sad. Thanks mother
Nevertheless, some buffoons are honest who admit that they were the ones who have been forced to act like buffoons or else they would have served the country well not by being clowns, as they are in effect, but by being a true leader that the country demanded of them.
Of the many in the crowd , one such buffoon is Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki who the other day at an Institute of Foreign Affairs seminar on “Water Resources Management in Nepal: A Strong Means for Sustainable national Development” bluntly admitted that mere lectures and eloquent speeches can in no way alleviate poverty that is all pervasive in the country. He forgot that he too was making such a speech at a three star hotel and talking “on behalf” of the people. If he were so against making lectures at star hotels he should have avoided the entire program and told the organizers to conduct the seminar in Humla or Juimla where the people could listen to his passionate speeches. But he did not do so for a variety of political reasons that “we the people” fully understand.
Now the same minister says that it had already become a delayed affair in regard to initiate certain necessary steps aimed at the uplift-ment of the people. Question thus could well be asked as to who were making or causing this delay as referred to in by the minister? Are the dumb and deaf people be held responsible? Should they be penalized for such a delay as mentioned by the buffoon minister? Certainly not. The buffoons in the cabinet must be held accountable and made responsible for the neglect and hence the delay for initiating such steps as demanded by the minister.
We the people have never said the ministers in the cabinet that don’t initiate steps and allow us to remain poverty stricken for all the time to come.
The minister thus must be charged for diverting the people’s attention.
Though a buffoon of the highest order, however, Minister Karki appeared pretty sensitive towards the country’s political situation wherein he once again reiterated that the Eight Party Alliance partners-many look at this partnership as a conglomerate of dictators of various shades and colors- must arrive at a consensus and chart a decade-long economic agenda for the nation. Well again, who is blocking the unity among the partners in the alliances? They are there. They eat, sleep, and even dream of a New Nepal together. Even they indulge in corrupt practices together. So if such extraordinary unity among them already existed then who is the villain who is blocking their way in arriving at a consensus and that too for the well fare of the dreamed “welfare sate”? This does mean that the unity among the EPA partners is just an illusion to keep “we the people” guessing as to what would be their next step or move in favor of the nation?
Be that as it may, minister Karki deserves our deep appreciation simply because he is the one single minister in ailing Koirala’s cabinet who perhaps speaks the truth. Minister Karki admitted the crude reality that existed in a much more exposed manner. The revelation that he made was: Nepal has produced/harnessed from its vast natural resources only 600 Mega Watts so far and out of the said total, only 280 MW could be generated after the big changes of the early 1990s. This means that the champions of democratic movement made only tall lectures but failed miserably to raise the MWs in figure and statistics.
No wonder then the minister should seek a national consensus on matters even that are of serious concern for the people. If unity and consensus is needed in and among the EPA partners, take it for granted, we the people are not against such a friendship provided we are no more cheated by